Hon. Gustavus V. Fox. Born at Saugus, Massachusetts, June 12, 1821. Appointed a Midshipman in the Navy, January 12, 1838. His first cruise was in the sloop-of-war Cyane. At the close of this cruise, after a short leave, and a year in the receiving ship at Boston, he was ordered, December 7, 1842, to the Saratoga. May 26, 1843, he was ordered to the Independence, from which he was detached September 28, 1843. From that date until May 28, 1844, he was attached to the Naval School at Philadelphia, and two days later he received his warrant as Passed Midshipman (No. 8), to rank as such from May 20,1844. After two months on board the receiving ship at Boston, he was ordered, August 1, 1844, to the Preble, from which he was detached September 27, 1845, and granted three months’ leave. April 16, 1846, he was ordered to duty in the Coast Survey, being appointed December 28 of the same year, Acting Master of the Washington. January 13, 1848, he was detached from the Coast Survey, and ordered to the Plymouth, as Acting Master, and later to the Dolphin.
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